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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for UMass: Ireland: Univ. College Dublin.

Spring Budget Sheet for UMass: Ireland: Univ. College Dublin
Budget Item In-State UMass Amherst Out-of-State UMass Amherst
Tuition & Fees *   $9,500.00 $12,500.00
Education Abroad Fee *   $850.00 $850.00
Billable subtotal:  $10,350.00 $13,350.00
Airfare   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Visa/Residence Fees   $350.00 $350.00
Housing   $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Meals   $1,375.00 $1,375.00
Books/Study Materials   $300.00 $300.00
Local Transportation   $650.00 $650.00
Personal Expenses   $1,100.00 $1,100.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $8,775.00 $8,775.00
Total: $19,125.00 $22,125.00
Tuition & fees are subject to change based on currency fluctuations.
Exchange rate used to calculate estimates of non-billable items listed above:  As of 12/4/17:  US$ 1.00 = EU€ .84. Exchange rates change frequently.
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Spring Sem II 2018 Academic Fees from UCD:
Engineering or Architecture: EUR 8400
Humanities or Business: EUR 8000

Items marked as "*billable" are included on students' UMass Amherst bursar bills.
Items marked as "*non-billable" are estimates of expenses you pay in country or to the abroad university.

IMPORTANT: Additional Tuition & Fees for Science & Engineering
Higher tuition & fees are charged for courses in Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Engineering, Architecture, Health Science and Sciences. Depending on the number of such courses taken, students will be charged an additional $1,200 or $2,700 via their UMass Bursar's account once add/drop period has passed and we receive the invoice from UCD for your tuition & fees (usually in October). 

Humanities and Businees (Commerce) may be slightly less. Check the UCD website for the most up-to-date Study Abroad Fees (non-EU fees)

Accommodation (Housing)
University-owned student apartments are located within 5 minutes walking distance from the university. Apartments generally consist of 3-5 single bedrooms, a shared living area, and a shared bathroom and kitchen. You may be housed with Irish and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed. After you are accepted to UCD, they will provide you with details for applying for accommodation. You will apply and pay for accommodation Campus Facilities tab of your SIS Student Web account. Information on on-campus accommodation including what your residence includes can be found at the UCD Residences website

Grocery Shopping: Most accommodation is “self-catered,” meaning that you would buy food and cook for yourself in your flat and or eat at restaurants or cafes on/off campus.

Personal expenses
Personal expenses include laundry, cell phone, entertainment, and incidentals.

Independent Travel Costs
Costs for independent travel (on weekends, during break) vary widely depending on choices of destination and accommodation, and frequency of travel. Make sure to take this into account.

Student Visa/Residence Permit
US passport-holders do not need visas. However, all non-EU citizens, whether visa-required or not, are subject to ordinary immigration controls at the port of entry/airport and must register with Immigration within one month of arriving in Ireland. The Immigration Officer makes the decision on who is allowed to enter Ireland. S/he will stamp your passport for either one or three months and you must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau within the time limit stamped on your passport. UMass will provide you with guidance/instructions for obtaining a residence permit, but note that it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa and/or residence permit.

Health Insurance
You will be covered by the UMass International Travel Insurance, which covers emergency and urgent care coverage and some travel services to UMass students participating in university sponsored and approved international study abroad programs. You will have to pay up front at the time of treatment for any medical services you receive and submit receipts to the UMass insurance for reimbursement.

Students are only covered while actively participating in the study abroad program.  So during any semester breaks, you are still covered, however, if you choose to arrive in Ireland earlier than the official start date of their exchange or choose to extend your stay beyond the end of the semester, you are not covered. You may wish to obtain coverage for those periods not covered by the UMass plan by purchasing an independent travel insurance.The University's international travel coverage is automatically included in your Education Abroad Fee and is intended to provide the first line of service and protection to the University's travelers, during the official dates of your program. Prior to traveling, international travelers should still contact your primary personal health insurance company to make certain you understand what additional coverage you may have in place, or may want to put in place, while traveling abroad. Any additional coverage purchased would be at your own expense.  

In case of a medical emergency while abroad, we strongly encourage UMass Amherst students to first turn to the International Students Office at your Irish university for help accessing local medical resources that are close at hand. This will save valuable time. We recommend that upon arrival at their program site, you familiarize yourself with the location of the campus clinic and the nearest hospital.
* Billable item